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Offline johnthebigadv

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2020, 01:06:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by HarrySeaward [+]
I only have experience with the OEM heated grips, so I can't speak about the aftermarket options. I ordered mine through the dealer and had them installed during the initial 600 mile maintenance (along with a center stand). The grips (parts and installation) cost me about $350--that was in 2016 though, so costs may have changed. For a motorcycle I purchased new for around $5000 and intend to keep for a long, long time, the $350 grips are a bargain in my mind.

As for the accessory port, I use this cheapo I bought off Amazon for $7:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVK5BSR

I'm luke warm on this USB port. It plugs into the line I already had coming off my battery for trickle charging, so it was a breeze to install myself. I don't use it often--typically only on trips. It's got an on-off switch, and I guess you could drain the battery if you forget to turn it off and leave the bike sitting for a long time.
I have the dilemma of heated grips, but in the end chose heated gloves🔥
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 01:11:04 PM by johnthebigadv »

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2020, 01:18:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by VA-CB500X [+]
Thanks for the great feedback.  So, summarizing a few recent suggestions, and some questions they raise:

12V Socket: Definite yes, but install myself if they try to gouge me on labor.

Oem Handguards:  Decent, but not best choice for maximum hand protection.  Consider Barkbusters or similar.

Heated Grips:  Am still a little fuzzy here.  The oem grips for the cb500x are considered pricey, but other cheaper heated grips from Honda are available???  Wouldnt the heated grips specific to the cb500x be the best fit/match?  And how are the CB500X heated grips switched?

The Oxford Advanced Touring heated grips as the same length as the factory-fitted grips. They're a quality product with auto switch off and easy to fit. And a lot cheaper than the Honda offerings.

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2020, 11:29:01 PM »
I got these in Australia from White' Powersports (NZ company). Neat with the single button control and level indicator light built into the grip.


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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2020, 10:45:51 PM »
Thanks for the feedback on heated grips.  I like the grips with the light!

So, how are the oem heated grips switched?  (I mean the ones specifically sold by Honda for the CB500X.)
« Last Edit: January 25, 2020, 10:46:29 PM by VA-CB500X »

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2020, 11:05:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wedgetail [+]
I got these in Australia from White' Powersports (NZ company). Neat with the single button control and level indicator light built into the grip.


I have the same on my bike, mounted for the previous owner by a yamaha dealer in France.
It works but i'm not really convinced by heated grips... :086:

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2020, 02:08:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
I have the same on my bike, mounted for the previous owner by a yamaha dealer in France.
It works but i'm not really convinced by heated grips... :086:

I tend to agree...they may be a needless complication. For the climate in my part of Australia where they're only utilised early mornings for 3 months of the year, if I was going again I'd probably just get cheap rechargeable gloves.

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2020, 02:38:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wedgetail [+]
I tend to agree...they may be a needless complication. For the climate in my part of Australia where they're only utilised early mornings for 3 months of the year, if I was going again I'd probably just get cheap rechargeable gloves.

Rechargeable gloves are an option, if you have them with you at all times.  But its easy to imagine scenarios where conditions become unexpectedly cold, even during summer months (e.g. high elevation pass.)   Heated grips provide warmth without having to cart along extra gear.

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2020, 03:00:47 AM »
See the thread below.

My OEMs still work well; no regrets. The photo shows the green LED button with wavey lines depicting warm air rising from the grip. I just added a 6 pin quick connect to the harness so taking the complete fairing off in tact will be much easier next time. Waiting on 2 more shims to finish the 48 kmiles valve clearances.

https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,7942.msg77174.html#msg77174

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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2020, 10:52:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
It works but i'm not really convinced by heated grips... :086:

Come to England - they are essential.
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Re: Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2020, 11:02:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
Come to England - they are essential.

Yea I wouldn't be without them  :066:
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